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Sumukong NPA sa Cagayan, fake news — Karapatan

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela — Pinasinungalingan ng Karapatan Cagayan Valley (CV) ang deklarasyon ng 17th IBPA na boluntaryong sumuko sa sundalo ang pitong magsasaka mula sa Rizal, probinsya ng Cagayan dahil sila ay mga miyembro ng New People’s Army (NPA).

Editorial: Assault on IP rights, ancestral domain

The area blown up by military personnel under the National Task Force Mining Challenge (NTFMC) last February 14 may have been defined as within the municipal boundaries of Tuba, Benguet but, for the longest time, it is also being been claimed by Baguio City and specifically the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) has also been trying to ease out any private claims, legitimate or illegitimate, over this area.

Women activists post bail

CANDON CITY — Women human rights and environmental activists posted bail, February 9, for “fabricated” charges before the Municipal Trial Court (MTC) here.

Gawa-gawang kaso laban sa mga sibilyan, ibinasura

BAGUIO CITY — Naibasura ang mga gawa-gawang kaso laban kina Ailleen Cuaresma, Edgar Buco at Rosemarie Tomas, Enero ng taong ito. Sila ay kinasuhan ng “inciting to rebellion o insurrection.”

Katutubo sa Cagayan, dinukot ng militar

SANTIAGO, ISABELA — Isang katutubong Malaueg mula sa Brgy. Masi, Rizal, probinsya ng Cagayan ang dinukot diumano ng mga elemento ng 17th IBPA sa checkpoint sa Brgy. Gaggabutan bandang tangahali noong ika- 9 ng Pebrero. Nakilala na ang dinukot ay si Rafael Guimay, katutubong Malaueg, miyembro ng Malaueg Farmers Association – Anakpawis, at kasalukuyang barangay tanod.

Statements: Igalang ang International Humanitarian Law

Malinaw ang paglabag ng Philippine National Police, Crime Investigation and Detection Group, at Intelligence Service Unit- Philippine Army sa batas ng digma sa ilalim ng International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Sina Victorino Tesorio at Lolito Rasa, mga retiradong NPA at nagpapagaling sa medikal na karamdaman ay tinortyur at pinaslang ng walang kalaban-laban.

Pagpatay sa may sakit at retiradong NPA, kinondena

BAGUIO CITY — Kinondena ng Karapatan-Cagayan Valley ang mga pulis at army sa pagpatay sa dalawang may sakit at matatandang at retiradong mga miyembro ng New People’s Army (NPA) at pagsampa ng kaso laban sa caretaker ng tinutuluyang bahay ng mga ito.

Statements: Panagutin ang Rehimeng US-Duterte sa dumaraming paglabag sa karapatang pantao

Kinukondena ng Karapatan – Cagayan Valley ang isa nanamang kaso ng pamamaslang na batbat ng paglabag sa International Humanitarian Law (IHL) na nangyari sa dalawa umano’y mataas na lider ng NPA sa Hilagang Silangang Luzon. Madaling araw ng Enero 24 nang masawi sina Victor Tesorio, 76 taong gulang at si Lolito Rasa, 58 taong gulang mula sa pinapalabas na engkwentro habang ipinipresenta ng mga elemento ng PNP, CIDG, at ISU PA ang kanilang mga warrant of arrest sa bahay na tinutuluyan nila sa Brgy. San Miguel, San Manuel, Tarlac.

Statements: Defend press freedom, resist tyranny

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Baguio-Benguet chapter joins other media organizations, writers, artists and freedom loving Filipinos all over the country in staging the first Black Friday Protest in defense of press freedom, freedom of expression and all other human rights that are now being attacked and threatened by government that is supposed to uphold and protect these.

Women’s Front: Who defends human rights defenders?

New year supposedly means fresh start and newly gained energy for most of us but for the women human rights defenders who continue to suffer unabated attacks from state security forces, the year started with escalated stress and anxiety. There is no greater suffering than to start a year facing continuous threats to your life and security and be treated like criminals when all you do is exhaust your energy to serve the under-served and work for a truly free and democratic society.